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Ofserv Sets Up Free Non Intrusive Workshop

Ofserv and Sonomatic are organizing an open enrollment Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) workshop in Lagos, Nigeria.
“This highly interactive workshop will introduce the concepts of NII and sensitize the Industry about its benefits as a cost-effective asset integrity methodology”, the organisers explain in a statement.

The course runs from 9.00 to 17.30 on July 12, 2017.

“NII allows comprehensive inspection of pressure vessels to be performed while on-line, eliminating the need for the inspection to be carried out only during shut downs. This minimizes shut down durations and allows process plant operators to maximize production. As such NII is being used increasingly by operators worldwide. Sonomatic has played a major role in the development of NII practices and has worked with many of the world’s leading Oil and Gas companies in delivering effective NII projects.

Participants in the workshop will gain an understanding of the benefits of NII, the main stages in the NII process, how NII is applied in practice and key success factors to effective NII. Case studies of successful projects and highlighting best practice will also be presented.

We are committed to providing cutting edge inspection solutions that enable clients to manage the integrity of maturing assets, while making informed and cost-¬¬effective decisions crucial to the extension and safety of plant life.

“This workshop is at no cost to attendees and we look forward to welcoming your delegation”, Ofserv and Sonomatic conclude in the statement.

Our Monthly Editions For 2017

The Africa Oil+Gas Report kickstarts its monthly editions for 2017 with a package focused on deepwater opportunities around the continent.

It’s a tradition that was established in 2004, when we evaluated 10 years of active deepwater foray in Africa.

Deepwater Annual 2017 is what we christen the January 2017 issue, released on January 22, 2017 as both e-copy and print issues distributed to our growing league of paid up subscribers around the world.

The February edition is themed Stepping On The Gas, and it features keenly observed narratives, maps and charts of the continent’s growing gas market, both internally and externally, offering both financing investors and technical solutions providers the tools to navigate the opportunity landscape.

March 2017 will witness the release of The African Independent Annual, our yearly take on the emerging African Independent company. This species of the African business entity has evolved in significant ways since its earliest incarnation in the 1970s.

The African Independent, like Angola’s Somoil, Nigeria’s Seplator Ethiopia’s Southwest Energy, is not the same as an Independent focused on Africa, like Cairn or Tullow. Because we don’t want to get it twisted, we have a separate edition, coming up in May, entitled Independents’ Day, which looks at the fortunes of the Kosmos, the Anadarkos, the Tullows, the Cairns, the Perencos, all such Western and non Western independents focused on Africa, in the past year.

Our April edition is the inaugural PETROLEUM PEOPLE issue. It’s an edition we are very proud of.

Each of our 12 editions in the year contains, apart from the main feature, our increasingly fine-tuned intelligence data, that enable our subscribers stay ahead of the competition.

Click here for fuller disclosure of the year’s offerings as well as our media pack.

Nigerian Military Pushes the ‘Belemaoil Model’ For Pipeline Security

‘Treat host communities as business partners. No private contractors. Use community governance structures. Make payments verifiable via BVN-supported bank-transfer-enabled salaries’

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Nigerian armed forces has advised oilfield operators in the Niger Delta to adopt the “Belemaoil Model”, in their engagement with host oil communities, to minimize attacks on oil facilities.

Following a meeting with several E&P companies in the east of Nigeria, initiated by the military as part of the “Operation Crocodile Smile”, the COAS put the first burden of securing pipelines on the oil companies. The military stated clearly at the beginning of the communiqué: “Oil pipelines should be secured by oil companies while ensuring a clear field of view along pipelines’ right of way”.

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Operations Delivery Manager – Shipyard In ( Hobark International Ltd) Lagos, Nigeria

Primary Skills

Oil & Gas, Operations, MS Office, MS Power Point, EPC


The Operations Delivery Manager will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the shipyard operations responsible for all ship repair activities, management and the administration of engineering, technical, commercial, bidding and administrative functions needed to support shipyard operations.

Minimum 10 years’ experience as a shipyard manager or other management level responsibilities in a heavy steel manufacturing environment, Oil & Gas background.
• In depth knowledge of all business functions associated with shipyard management including estimating, pricing and all aspects of technical delivery
• A strong client facing background with previous experience of dealing and presenting information to major clients on large projects

To Apply; Click here


President Buhari to Open NOG 2016

We are honoured to announce that H.E Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, President, Commander –in- Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria will officially open and participate in the 16th Annual Nigerian Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition.

Join us at NOG 2016. The annual gathering will bring together senior Government representatives from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, NNPC, policy makers, operating oil companies and international and indigenous service companies to discuss how the Nigerian oil and gas industry must be transformed to remain competitive in today’s operating environment.

2016 NOG International Exhibition Highlights:

  • 3 day free to attend International Exhibition
  • Free to attend Technical Seminars on Tuesday 14 June 2016
  • See and hear the latest industry technologies and operational challenges
  • Hear expert insights into the technical and operational challenges
  • Network with high profile members of the industry including Government officials, IOC and NOC representatives and service companies.

To Register as Delegate | Exhibitor | Sponsor | Free Visitor – Click here

Pan Ocean advertises call-off contract for supply of petroleum products for years 2015 – 2017

Pan Ocean Oil Corporation Nigeria, Operator of NNPC/Pan Ocean Joint Venture in OML-98, located onshore in Edo and Delta states, requires the services of competent and qualified vendors for the supply of Petroleum Products, For details, please click here.

Mozambican Gas Is A Distant Opportunity

Sasol Plant

Why the South Africans are not overly excited about the massive gas reserves located “next door”.
By Toyin Akinosho, Publisher

The huge gas reserves offshore Mozambique come up frequently in the ongoing debate around natural gas supply sources for South Africa’s desperately needed electricity plants. But what the world sees from a distance is not what South Africans discern at close range.
“The obvious question is whether South Africa may also purchase Mozambique offshore gas?”, ask Paul  Eardley- Taylor and Nicholas Green, both energy analysts with Standard Bank. “At this stage, we are not sure”.

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South African Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity


Key operators and contractors lined up for Offshore West Africa

21-23 January 2014
Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

9th January 2014; In less than two weeks the 18th annual Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition will return to Accra, Ghana.

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) have officially confirmed their support for the upcoming Offshore West Africa 2014 Conference & Exhibition by agreeing to host the event taking place at the on 21-23 January.

GNPC will be joined by over 40 leading industry speakers who will share insights into the opportunities and challenges to develop West Africa’s expanding offshore potential.  Conference highlights include a Welcome Address on day one from Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy & Petroleum, Ghana.

It also is our pleasure to welcome to the Opening Session, Mr. Muntaga M. Sallah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum, The Gambia.

On Tuesday 21 January the conference will also feature a Keynote Address from Mr. Alexander Mould, Acting Chief Executive, GNPC.

The Operator Perspectives Panel Discussion will feature Shell Nigeria, Tullow & ExxonMobil.  The Local Content Panel Discussion features GNPC, Petroleum Commission Ghana, Schlumberger and Petan.

Participating delegates can hear first-hand and connect with the leading operators and contractors on key topics and developments including:

  • Regional Trends and Challenges
  • Field Development
  • Floating Production Systems
  • Deepwater Exploration
  • Subsea Intervention
  • Flowlines and Pipelines
  • Local Content
  • Well Construction and Drilling Operations
  • Operations and Logistics

The Offshore West Africa panel of expert speakers include representatives from organizations including Tullow Ghana Limited, Wood Mackenzie, NNPC, Total E&P Nigeria, Chevron, Technip, Repsol, Geospectra Nigeria Limited, SHEMS Solutions, Mobil Producing Nigeria, Baker Hughes Inc, Weatherford UK, Schlumberger, Shell Petroleum, Wood Group, Wison Offshore & Marine, Lloyd’s Register, ABS, NAPIMS, ExxonMobil, Richardson Oil & Gas Ltd, Northwest Petroleum and Gas Company, Det Norske Veritas, MODEC International, Technip, Port Evolution and Development (Africa) Limited, MSE (Consultants),Relentech Specialists Nigeria Limited, Petan, Institute of International Education and many more. The complete speaker listing is available

Sponsored by Lukoil, Shell, ABS, Modec, CPTDC, Petan, Ensco, Lloyd’s Register, GNPC NNPC, JC International, Midis Energy and AGM the conference and exhibition under the guidance of Advisory Board Chairman, Theo Ahwireng, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, and committee members, OWA 2014 will provide the tools and resources to offshore upstream industry professionals seeking new business opportunities in the West African region.

Commencing on Tuesday 21st January with an opening plenary session, conference highlights from day one include Regional Trends and Challenges chaired by Toyin Akinosho, Africa Oil and Gas Report, Deepwater Exploration featuring representatives from TOTAL E&P Nigeria and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.  In addition Real Time Modelling for Wellbore Stability will be presented by Shell Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria.

The conference programme for day two features a Panel Discussion from the Operator Perspective.  The two track conference session highlights includes presentations from DNV, Shell Petroleum, MODEC, Tullow Oil, Repsol, Chevron, Schlumberger, United Bank of Africa and many more.

Leaders of select national and international operating companies from the region will convene in a panel session format in the morning on the second day to share insights on the opportunities and challenges to develop West Africa’s expanding offshore opportunities.

Day three highlights include the local content panel discussion moderated by Andrew Badoo, GNPC Oil and Gas Learning Foundation.  The panelists will share best practices, challenges, and strategies for growing local content in Ghana and the greater West African region.

The conference sessions chairs and co-chairs includes representatives from organizations including GNPC, Total E&P Nigeria, NNPC, Chevron, Mobil Producing Nigeria, ABS, DNV, Lloyd’s Register, Shell Petroleum and MODEC.

The accompanying exhibitions to the conference will present the technologies that are available and applicable to the industry for the exploitation of the abundant resources in the offshore West Africa.

Conference delegate places giving access to the key operators and contractors can still be booked online at  Those wishing to visit the exhibition floor only can register for free in advance of the exhibition by 15 January 2014.

Editors Notes:

PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified, business-to-business media company providing authoritative print and online publications, conferences and exhibitions, research, databases, online exchanges and information products to strategic global markets.

Since 1910 PennWell has been known for providing comprehensive coverage of several strategic markets.  In those early days, PennWell was a pioneer in the emerging oil industry with Oil & Gas Journal magazine, founded in 1902.  Today PennWell publishes over 75 business-to-business print and on-line magazines and newsletters, conducts over 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, directories and database services.

For further information contact:

Aidan O’Donovan

Marketing Manager
Offshore West Africa

PennWell Corporation

T: +44 (0) 1992 656 668
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